The difference between the DL-103 and the DL-103 Gold are very subtle but offer vast improvements on the cartridge. It starts with the stylus being replaced with a selected optimized Nude Contact Line Profile diamond mounted on a single crystal Ruby Cantilever. In addition, the suspension and damping compliance are modified. The cartridge body is replaced with a handmade wooden body with a brass top plate; the damped cartridge is now heavier at 14.4 grams. The output voltage remains unchanged at a nominal 0.3mV. As an option, you can have any DL-103 or DL-103R body replaced with the wood body. I hope this helps if not you can always give us a call to have one of our expert technical support team members assist with any other concerns you may have.
Denon North America
Date published: 2019-03-29